Thicken Slab

Last updated November 10, 2016 by Tekla Structures Extensions USA

Software version: 
Not version-specific
United States (Imperial)
United States (Metric)

Thicken Slab

Purpose and description

Makes placing thicken slabs easier. Allows the user to select the slabplate that represents a concrete structure

In Tekla Structures, a slab is created by picking three or more points.

Slab may be part of a floor, for example.

and multiple points to create the thicken area. This tool also allows multiple options for defining the size of the thicken area along with cutting the thicken area flush with the slab. This tool is included in the Concrete Tools extension.

System requirements

Environments: US Imperial, US Metric
Languages: English

Installing Thicken Slab

To install the applicationpart of Tekla Structures functionality that is developed in order to extend the capability of Tekla Structures but that is not included in the Tekla Structures installation


  1. Close Tekla Structures (if running)
  2. Download MSI Installer from Tekla Warehouse
  3. Install and run MSI Installer
  4. Start Tekla Structures
  5. Open Model
  6. Before version 2016:  A new toolbar icon which will launch the tool should now be visible. For 2016 version and newer: a new thumbnail under Ungrouped items in the Applications and components side pane will appear.

Using Thicken Slab

To use this tool, the user needs to select an existing Tekla slab. The points that you pick will become where the thicken slab will be created. The user can select two or more points to define the thicken area.

Picture Tab:

This tab allows the user to define how the thicken slab will be created. Select from the dropdown to change the options.

Option 1:

Define all the lengths of the thicken slab.

Option 2:

Define the depth and bottom width, slope is set by selecting A and B

Attribute Tab:

This tab allows the user to set the Name, Design Name and Design Groupgroup of physical parts that Tekla Structures uses when it searches for optimal profiles for steel parts and optimal reinforcement for concrete parts

Mark. Also allows to have the ends fit flush with the slab and to add it to the cast unit.

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